The New Imperialism

The New Imperialism

by David Harvey
     
 

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People around the world are confused and concerned. Is it a sign of strength or of weakness that the US has suddenly shifted from a politics of consensus to one of coercion on the world stage? What was really at stake in the war on Iraq? Was it all about oil and, if not, what else was involved? What role has a sagging economy played in pushing the US into foreign… See more details below

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People around the world are confused and concerned. Is it a sign of strength or of weakness that the US has suddenly shifted from a politics of consensus to one of coercion on the world stage? What was really at stake in the war on Iraq? Was it all about oil and, if not, what else was involved? What role has a sagging economy played in pushing the US into foreign adventurism and what difference does it make that neo-conservatives rather than neo-liberals are now in
power? What exactly is the relationship between US militarism abroad and domestic politics?

These are the questions taken up in this compelling and original book. Closely argued but clearly written, 'The New Imperialism' builds a conceptual framework to expose the underlying forces at work behind these momentous shifts in US policies and politics. The compulsions behind the projection of US power on the world as a 'new imperialism' are here, for the first time, laid bare for all to see.

This new paperback edition contains an Afterword written to coincide with the result of the 2004 American presidental election.

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"... he makes an important theoretical contribution to understanding contemporary empires vicissitudes." --The Times Higher


"The New Imperialism, then, merits the widest possible public. David Harvey is a social theorist known for a cool, analytical style born of interdisciplinary inquiry, coupled with a keen feeling for political significance. This book showcases his talent."--Boston Phoenix

'David Harvey has written a profound, and profoundly disturbing, book. For thirty years his writings have taken aim at the complacent conviction that what exists works. Harvey is a scholarly radical; his writing is free of journalistic clichés, full of facts and carefully thought-through ideas. This book is beautifully crafted, its prose accessible, its narrative one of mounting intensity and urgency. The New Imperialism mounts a stunning indictment of our present institutions of power, while offering hopeful insights about how these institutions could be changed."--Richard Sennett, Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780191647758
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Publication date:
10/02/2003
Series:
Clarendon Lectures in Geography and Environmental Studies
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
754,477
File size:
2 MB

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